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Surge in U.S. Hispanic Population Driven by Births, Not Immigration
WSJ ^ | 05/01/2008 | CONOR DOUGHERTY and MIRIAM JORDAN

Posted on 05/01/2008 6:06:22 AM PDT by devane617

Hispanics now account for more than 15% of the U.S. population, and their surge is largely the result of births among people already in the country, according to new Census Bureau data.

In an annual report, the Census said there are 45.5 million Hispanics in the U.S., up from 35.7 million in 2000, when they made up 12.6% of the population. It said growth among Hispanics was responsible for half of the U.S. population gains between 2000 and 2007.

WSJ's Conor Dougherty discusses the rising Hispanic/Latino population among the findings from the latest Census data. In the 1990s, a flood of Hispanic immigrants explained most of the group's population rise. That has changed in recent years. Between 2006 and 2007, about 62% of the increase in Hispanics came from births.

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KEYWORDS: aliens; americaalone; demography; immigrantlist; immigration
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To: babble-on
You are clueless about the behavior of illegal Latinos.
They are a criminal class who want benefits.
Even with legal ones, their children assimilate into the urban underclass.
51 posted on 05/01/2008 3:11:50 PM PDT by rmlew (There is no god but G_d and Moses is his Prophet.)
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To: rmlew

Don’t presume they are keeping traditional culture at all.
AlsoHow many of these children are anchor babies for increasingly desperate illegals?

Meaningless to the fact that the result is exactly the same.


52 posted on 05/01/2008 3:19:45 PM PDT by bill1952 (I will vote for McCain if he resigns his Senate seat before this election.)
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To: babble-on
I think a conservative base of Christians with strong family structures a strong work ethic and the initiative to get out of a socialist country, should fit in well here.

Oh, for crying out loud. That has been thoroughly disproved. They may be conservative on social ideas (How is having making babies in the U.S. while leaving your wife behind in a place like mexico "conservative"?) but on the political front they are purely socialist.

You said it yourself. They come from socialist countries. Where would they get their conservative values/ideas from?

53 posted on 05/01/2008 6:42:48 PM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote!)
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To: babble-on

Did you honestly say that because you disagree with a law it is ok to disobey it?
susie


54 posted on 05/02/2008 5:21:09 AM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: brytlea

I haven’t been responding to most of these, because they just restate the original disagreement. But that one is so stupid it does call for a response. If a law is not enforced, then its not even really a law. The speed limits are a good example. The sign says 65, but you don’t get a ticket until 75. What is with those 10 mph? I don’t know, but I do know that most people are pretty indignant when they get a ticket for being 3 mph above the speed limit.

If a law goes 25 years without being enforced, if you wait until there are over 10 million immigrants here holding jobs, then to start your enforcement mechanism with the word “Roundup” is more than impractical, its impossible.


55 posted on 05/02/2008 8:23:19 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: babble-on

First, they CAN give you a ticket for any amount over the speed limit. They rarely do, probably because they are after bigger $$ tickets, and they probably also want to give the benefit of the doubt for people’s speedometers being off. Doesn’t matter, the law is the law and if you get a ticket and go in and use the logic you used here, with a judge to get out of it, I suspect you will still be paying a ticket. Go try it.

Second, illegal immigration law has NOT not been enforced. It has simply not been enforced enough. There are people deported all the time.

So, back to my original question to you, which you didn’t answer. Are you saying it’s ok to disregard a law because you don’t agree with it?

susie


56 posted on 05/02/2008 8:54:11 AM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: brytlea

re: speeding tickets, they CAN, but they DON’T, and therefore EVERYONE drives 5-10 mph above the speed limit. That’s the whole point.

I did not say you can ignore laws you don’t agree with. I said that a significant grey area is created when laws on the books are not enforced. And clearly immigration laws have NOT been enforced.


57 posted on 05/02/2008 9:05:04 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: gubamyster

Bttt!


58 posted on 05/02/2008 7:19:17 PM PDT by TheLion
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To: kabar

Thanks for pointing this out. I was about to go look for the article myself.


59 posted on 05/05/2008 6:14:33 PM PDT by MSF BU (++)
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To: babble-on

President Eisenhower did quite a good job at enforcing the immigration laws. It can be done again.


60 posted on 05/05/2008 6:21:16 PM PDT by MSF BU (++)
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